The ABCs Of Hepatitis

The ABCs Of Hepatitis

Hepatitis is simply referred to as the inflammation of the liver. When the liver is damaged, its function is drastically reduced. While Hepatitis may be as a result of heavy use of alcohol or toxins, it is usually caused by a virus. The most common Hepatitis viruses are Hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus and Hepatitis C virus causing Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C respectively.

  • Hepatitis A is usually transmitted when one person ingests food or drinks contaminated by fecal matter from an infected person. Hepatitis A often last from few weeks to several months.
  • Hepatitis B is transmitted when an infected person’s body fluid such as blood, semen enters the body of an uninfected person. Hepatitis B can lead to serious medical problems like liver cirrhosis or Cancer of the liver.
  • Hepatitis C is caused by sharing needles or other personal care items like razors and nail clippers with an infected person.

Symptoms of all types of Hepatitis :

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Appetite loss
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Joint pain, and jaundice.

You can protect yourself against hepatitis by getting vaccinated today.

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Authored by: Team Apollo

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  1. Saikumar at 2:18 PM

    Hepatitis b ….it’s serious or not …doctor says your liver function is good..few months after pls go to liver tests.. incase the virus count increesed… we are going to treatment based on reports…

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